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LSC-Kingwood invites community to spring art show

Lone Star College-Kingwood art students will display their projects at the college’s annual Spring Student Art Show April 19-May 2 in the Fine Arts Gallery.

The juried show will feature the works of approximately 75 students in three categories: photography, 2-D (Design I, Design III and Drawing) and 3-D (ceramics). This show is also a part of the studio art class curriculum.

“The Spring Art Show showcases the very best works that were produced during the spring semester at LSC-Kingwood. The submitted works will be judged by an invited juror, usually an art faculty from Houston,” said Mari Omori, LSC-Kingwood art professor. “This show highlights the students’ achievement in the form of visual art. Community members are invited to the show to be inspired by the craftsmanship, concepts, creativeness and the students’ efforts of being exhibited.”

The show is juried by artist and educator Mayuko Ono Gray, who serves as director of the College of the Mainland Art Gallery in Texas City and as an adjunct professor of art. Based in Galveston County, Gray was born in Gifu, Japan where she received training in traditional Japanese calligraphy and classical western drawing. In 2007, she earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Houston.

“Mayuko Gray’s combined experiences as studio artist, teacher, curator and gallery director, highlight the varied avenues of expression and influence that are open to the professional fine artist. We are very pleased to have someone of her caliber as our juror,” said Kris Larson, gallery director.

Gray’s works are represented by the Hooks-Epstein galleries in Houston and by the Galeria 910 in Oaxaca, Mexico. Recent solo exhibitions include “Japanese Calligraphy My Way” at the Galveston Arts Center and “Following the Path” at the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery of Lone Star College-Montgomery.

The Spring Student Art Show reception is onThursday, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the Fine Arts Gallery. First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be given in each category in addition to one best of show award.

For more information on the Spring Student Art Show, call 281-312-1534. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It is located in the Performing Arts Center building.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With 75,000 students in credit classes and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.